Anupam Bapu Jena, MD, Ph.D.
Joseph P. Newhouse Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and host of the "Freakonomics, MD" podcast
Anupam Bapu Jena, MD, Ph.D., is the Joseph P. Newhouse Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and a physician in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. As an economist and physician, Dr. Jena’s research involves several areas of health economics and policy including the use of natural experiments in health care, the economics of physician behavior and the physician workforce, medical malpractice, the economics of health care productivity, and the economics of medical innovation.
Dr. Jena graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his MD and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago and completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the host of the Freakonomics, MD podcast, which explores the “hidden side of health care.”
Dr. Jena is the co-author (with Christopher Worsham, MD) of the 2023 book Random Acts of Medicine: The Hidden Forces That Sway Doctors, Impact Patients, and Shape Our Health.